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On the road again: Spurs loan Bentley out to Rostov

Looks like AVB doesn’t fancy the one-time £15 million man.

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TOTTENHAM MIDFIELDER DAVID Bentley made a surprise loan move to Russian club FC Rostov today.

Bentley has been out of favour at White Hart Lane for much of the last two years and the former England international has been loaned to Rostov until January after the Premier League club were unable to sell him during the transfer window.

The 28-year-old joined Spurs from Blackburn in 2008 for a then club record fee of £15 million having started his professional career at Arsenal, where he briefly earned comparisons with Dutch legend Dennis Bergkamp.

But Bentley, who has made only 42 league appearance for Spurs, never fulfilled his potential at White Hart Lane and was loaned out to Birmingham and West Ham in 2011.

Bentley, who has won seven caps for England, also underwent surgery after suffering a serious knee injury while at West Ham last October.

“David Bentley has joined Russian Premier League side FC Rostov on loan until January,” a statement on Tottenham’s website confirmed.

- © AFP, 2012

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